painted furniture

Chalk Painted Dresser

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in chalk paint, painted furniture | 22 comments

Chalk Painted Dresser

I inherited some of my grandparent’s furniture about 18 years ago,

twin beds, one chest of drawers and one dresser.

I still remember the furniture in the front bedroom on my Muz and Pap’s house.

And, now it has been in our master bedroom for 18 years.

I have always loved the furniture because it belonged to them,

but was never crazy about the style…

…until recently.

painting with chalk paint

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Annie Sloan Emile Chair

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in chalk paint, painted furniture | 21 comments

Annie Sloan Emile Chair

I often wonder why different people like different colors?

And, why one person will LOVE a particular food and another person will

not be able to stand it.

Like why some people think sushi is the best food on the planet?

And, another is offered a sample of a California Roll by a super kind,

Asian man down at Publix,

and this particular person decides that she will give it a try,

and as soon as she places it in her mouth,

she realizes it was a VERY bad idea,

and tries to smile…

but instead, breaks out in a sweat…

looks at her 3 girls who are awaiting the ok that they too should try some…

only to have to follow their mother {running} to the closest trash can…

to break EVERY rule of etiquette and kindness

and to spit the California Roll out in the garbage can.

And, can now never shop at Publix again for fear that I will see that

nice Asian man again.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Duck Egg and Flow Blue Table

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in brass, chalk paint, milk paint, painted furniture | 16 comments

Duck Egg and Flow Blue Table

When my husband and I first got married,

we had NO furniture.

I had lived at home.

He had lived in a dorm.

(Same dorm room for 6 years – that’s another story for another day!)

We saved enough money to buy a couch and a mattress.

We figured those were the 2 most important pieces of furniture.

Our first home was about an hour from my husband’s home town.

We would drive over to my in-laws and go “shopping” in their basement.

Luckily, my mother-in-law likes to save things.

This made “shopping” the basement quite productive.

Duck Egg and Flow Blue Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Child’s Lemonade Stand

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in chalk paint, painted furniture | 23 comments

Child’s Lemonade Stand

I remember having lemonade stands back in the good ole days. . .

We never had lemonade in my fridge,

but there was always plenty of sweet tea.

So, my lemonade stand would turn into a “sweet tea” stand.

This would bring the neighborhood children running.

It was always hard to determine which friends would drink for free.

This privilege was usually saved for whoever my business partner was for the day.

There were usually several business partners. . .

Not leaving many paying customers.

Lemonade Stand @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Painting a Child’s Table and Chairs

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in chalk paint, painted furniture | 25 comments

Painting a Child’s Table and Chairs

I am going to own a little shop one day.

The walls will be bright white.

The floors are going to be dark, creaky wood.

The ceilings are going to be tall.

With exposed duct work.

It will be full of handmade and one-of-a-kind finds.

People will drive from far and wide to visit.

I will drive to work every day in my turquoise pick-up truck.

With burlap seat covers.

Child's Painted Table and Chairs @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Coral Chalk Paint Table

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in chalk paint, painted furniture | 22 comments

I wish I lived in Mayberry.

I’d own a little store right beside Floyd’s Barber Shop.

I’d live down the street,

so that I could walk to work.

(My house would be the one

with the wrap around front porch,

and the picket fence.)

I’d be careful not to jay-walk.

Barney might be watching.

Just a little dream of mine. . .

In the mean time,

Murfreesboro is probably as close as I am going to get to Mayberry. . .

Coral Chalk Paint Table @ DaisyMaeBelle

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